Alaska Coffee Roasting Company
Espresso Flores Milan
Smoke and toast in the aroma, with a hint of flowers. In the small cup medium-bodied and smooth in mouthfeel, balanced, rich, simple, with hints of cedar, dark chocolate and toast. Sweet finish. In milk lean-bodied but lush, dominated by a smoky semi-sweet chocolate.
One of several espresso blends from Alaska Coffee Roasting, whose location in the mid-Alaskan town of Fairbanks must make it one of America's northernmost coffee roasters. Before founding Alaska Roasting, roast master and buyer Michael Gesser lived for ten years in Kenya and brings a longtime traveler's curiosity and passion to sourcing his coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of smoky complexity.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choice Espressos